Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Touch of Spring

It is amazing how fast time fly's.  We decided to put a pool in our yard and that took a lot of time to oversee and get complete.  of course once done and to spend time enjoying.  I have since found out I will be a grandma soon.  We look forward to welcoming our granddaughter into our lives.  Finally have found time to get back to crafting and making cards.  Below is a card with an image from Stamping Bella, love the Uptown Girl collection.  Went through a run of loving the new Stampin Up Coastal Cabana color and some of the designer papers that matched.  She was colored with Copics markers.  

Of course I needed to color some Besties as well.  Had a love of purple as well recently.

My daughter is trying to help me get myself organized the downside of using card making to relax means I have lots of cards in a box.  Need to get them posted on easy so that I can make room for more.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Just Stampin Up

Here are some of the recent cards made during our monthly group.

 I have seen the origami bow on several cards and just loved how it looked.  I found the instructions on the web on how to make them and gave it a whirl.  I used a 4 x 4 piece of designer paper to make this one since I did not want a very big bow.

Paper:  Night of Navy ( 100867) and Very Vanilla (101650)
Designer paper: Beau Chateau and (both retired- Sorry).   
Stamp Set: You're Lovely (133575)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar (131174)
Punch: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324)
Ribbon: Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon (120999)
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots (133520)
Possible Die Cut to cut out You're Lovely stamp:  Deco Labels (130102) 

Its that time of year when we start attending a lot of weddings so thought a card would come in handy.
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102544) and Basic Black (121045)
Stamp Set: Love and Laughter (125477)
Ink:  Basic Black (126980) and Silver Metallic Encore Pad (132142)
Ribbon:  Real Red (Retired)
Designer Paper: (Retired)

This card I found on Pinterest and loved the color combinations so I used the idea to make something similar.
Paper: Coastal Cabana (131297) and Crumb Cake (120953) and Pear Pizzazz (131201)
Stamp Set: Petite Petals (133155) and 
Designer Paper: 
Punch: Petite Petals Punch (133322), 7/8 Scallop Circle (129404), 1" circle (119868) and Bitty Butterfly (129406)
Ribbon: Natural Chevron Ribbon (132982) and Seam Binding Ribbon Soft Sky (131210)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Trying different Hair Colors

I love the brown hair color combinations and tend to do all my cards with brown hair.  I am trying to do some of the different combinations and these are the ones that I actually liked the colors.  I still struggle to get the black hair to look nice.  Something to keep working on.

I didn't think blonde hair would be hard but getting it to look good on the card is actually harder then I though it would be.

Then there is brown and this is my favorite Copics combination.  I used E 21, E 24, E 29.